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Post by Maywalk on Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:07 am

Nearly 70 years since D-Day and I can well remember how there was a hush over the town I lived in because no servicemen were in the pubs or walking round the town a few days previous to that memorable day.
We KNEW something was amiss and something was about to happen but it wasn't till June 6th 1944 the full impact hit us all.

I wrote this poem as a tribute to all the thousands of men who took part in this most historical day that ever went into history books.

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How well I remember Deliverance Day in 1944
This was the beginning of the end of our six year war.
Many nations took part in this exceptional historic day
To help bring back justice and take tyranny away.
I watched with bated breath as our planes filled the sky
Many would be wounded and many would also die.
What a lot we owe to all who took part in that historical day
They gave us back our freedom and banished evil away.
We should never forget those who fought for us to survive
Just Thank God they gave you freedom and you are still alive.


I had the privilege of seeing the awesome sight of all the hundreds of planes heading for their destination. The emotional roller coaster that was felt by everyone watching was something that no one could ever put into words. I was and am extremely proud of all of them who took part, no matter whether it was by land, sea or air.
God Bless Them All.
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Post by Tan on Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:45 am

Such a very touching poem our Maisie. 
None of them will be forgotten, so grateful to them all who gave their all, and more.
God Bless Them All.

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Post by Maywalk on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:01 am

Thanks Tan.
Funny how that day sticks in my mind because I was only 14 then.
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Post by Tan on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:59 am

I just watched a programme 'Countryfile'. Part of it was showing the decoy fires that were set up in World War Two. These fires were set up in blocks of five, in the countryside, what was called 'Starfish Decoy Sites'. That from up in the sky would have looked like houses, and buildings from the attacking planes.
Such an ingenious idea I thought, as sure was, because it certainly saved a lot of damage to the towns and cities, more importantly saving a lot of lives in the process. 
Mention there of Plymouth. Due to those decoy fires, it seems Plymouth only took about 8/9 hits during the war.

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Post by Maywalk on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:20 am

Brilliant and all without computers.
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Post by Tan on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:22 am

Yes brilliant for sure our Maisie.
On Countryfile they set the metal containers as it was set during the war. Unfortunately when they switched the switch, for them all being lit, only one did light. But they showed a photo of how it was during the war, amazing how it really did look like a town from the view from a plane looking down.

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Post by June on Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:39 am

Lovely poem Maisie and we are all proud of those who fought for our freedom.

They died so that we could live and enjoy our lives as best we can in work and play.
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Post by Maywalk on Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:15 am

Thankyou June.
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